Microsoft today announced that they are finally bringing the Halo 2 game to the PC. Before you get your hopes up high, prepare to whip out more dough: Microsoft’s making it a Windows Vista exclusive. It’s definitely a bid to push up sales for their upcoming (and long overdue) operating system. Here are a few interesting points to note about its release:
- Halo 2 will be a Windows Vista exclusive, though a Mac version is a possibility.
- Both Campaign and Multiplayer modes available. If you think about it, multiplayer would be a bigger deal on the PC than on Xbox Live, possibly reviving the dismal state of large scale clan wars.
- Unlike the first Halo for PC, Halo 2 will be developed by the Microsoft Game Studios team in partnership with Bungie Studios. Goodbye GearBox Studio!
- Most importantly, Halo 2 is going to be modable. Players can create their own multiplayer maps!
I wonder if I could run Halo 2 on a Windows Vista install on a MacBook Pro… at well, at least I can still watch the Halo movie, to be produced by none other than Peter Jackson.